PAC-10 College Football Betting



Southern Cal's NCAA probation could have a psychological impact on how hard the Trojans play, a development that college football betting followers will be tracking this year. Teams are listed in predicted order of finish with 2009 records, returning starters (RS) - including kickers--and returning lettermen (RL) in parentheses:

 

OREGON (10-3 SU, 7-6 ATS, 17 RS, 46 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  87-38

ATS: 69-53

HF:  29-24

HD:   5-2

AF:  16-12

AD:  14-10

Sportsbook Buster: The Ducks are 19-12 in the role of underdogs the last 10 seasons.

Sports Betting Angle: Oregon has covered six straight games against Washington.

 

CALIFORNIA (8-5 SU, 5-7 ATS, 14 RS, 55 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  71-53

ATS: 61-59-1

HF:  24-20

HD:   6-8

AF:  11-16

AD:  16-11-1

Sportsbook Buster: The Golden Bears have covered six straight games as double-digit road underdogs.

Sports Betting Angle: Cal has covered five straight at home against Arizona State.

 

USC (9-4 SU, 4-9 ATS, 10 RS, 54 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU: 102-26

ATS: 68-59-1

HF:  30-26-1

HD:   1-3

AF:  23-25

AD:   6-2

Sportsbook Buster: The Trojans are 6-1 as non-conference double-digit favorites the last decade.

Sports Betting Angle: USC has covered four straight home games versus Notre Dame.

ARIZONA (8-5 SU, 6-5-1 ATS, 12 RS, 47 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  49-69

ATS: 54-56-2

HF:   10-16

HD:  17-15-1

AF:   3-4-1

AD:  23-20

Sportsbook Buster: The Wildcats are 10-16 as a home favorite the last 10 seasons.

Sports Betting Angle: Arizona has covered its last five contests with USC.

STANFORD (8-5 SU, 8-5 ATS, 15 RS, 43 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  47-69

ATS: 61-52-2

HF:  16-10

HD:  18-15

AF:   4-4-1

AD:  22-22-1

Sportsbook Buster: Since 2000, the Cardinal is 16-10 as a home favorite.

Sports Betting Angle: Stanford has covered 14 of its last 18 games against Washington State.

OREGON STATE (8-5 SU, 7-5 ATS, 15 RS, 58 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  80-45

ATS: 68-48-1

HF:  26-14-1

HD:   6-6

AF:  10-13

AD:  20-12

Sportsbook Buster: The Beavers are 26-14-1 as a home favorite over the last 10 years.

Sports Betting Angle: Oregon State is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games versus Washington State.

WASHINGTON (5-7 SU, 7-5 ATS, 18 RS, 50 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  49-71

ATS: 47-70-3

HF:   9-22-1

HD:  17-15

AF:   3-6-1

AD:  16-24-1

Sportsbook Buster: At 9-21-1, the Huskies have been a liability as a home favorite the last 10 years.

Sports Betting Angle: Over the past decade, Washington is 7-3 ATS and arch-rival Washington State.

UCLA (7-6 SU, 7-6 ATS, 13 RS, 44 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  67-57

ATS: 66-53-5

HF:  22-17-4

HD:  13-6

AF:  10-14

AD:  15-13-1

Sportsbook Buster: The Bruins are 28-19-1 as underdogs the last 10 years.

Sports Betting Angle: UCLA has covered 14 of its last 16 season openers.

 

ARIZONA STATE (4-8 SU, 5-5-1 ATS, 9 RS, 51 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  65-58

ATS: 56-58-4

HF:  28-19

HD:   8-5-1

AF:    9-8

AD:   9-22-2

Sportsbook Buster: Since 2000, the Sun Devils are 9-22-2 as a road underdog.

Sports Betting Angle: Arizona State has covered six straight games against Washington.

WASHINGTON STATE (1-11 SU, 5-7 ATS, 15 RS, 50 RL)

By the Numbers (2000-2009)

SU:  57-63

ATS: 55-61

HF:  11-19

HD:  14-14

AF:  11-6

AD:  17-19

Sportsbook Buster: The Cougars are 11-19 as home favorites the last decade.

Sports Betting Angle: Washington State has covered seven of its last nine games versus both UCLA and California.

Legend:

SU  = Straight Up                                                          

ATS = Against the Spread                                  

HF  = Home Favorite

HD  = Home Underdog

AF  = Away Favorite

AD  = Away Underdog

This is the fifth installment of an 11-part preview series.

Next: College Football Betting 2010: The Big East.